IDeA Night 2014

The Department of Accountancy (DoA), University of Kelaniya witnessed the 15th consecutive year an IDEA NIGHT on February 6, 2014 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo. The star studded event is expected to bring together senior partners of Audit firms, corporate executives, CEO’s and just passed out accounting graduates of the University of Kelaniya.

This event graced by prof. Sarath Amunugama,Vice-chancellor - University of Kelaniya, Mr. Susantha Silva, Managing Director - Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation, Mr. Ajuna Herath, President - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka,.

The highlights of the event were felicitating internship training partners, launching mini case study booklet in Accounting and give away certificates to 100 interns who have successfully completed the internship in accounting.  Ms Thirmila Wickramasinghe was awarded a Gold Medal by CA Sri Lanka, as the Best Achievers of the internship programme in year 2014.

Dr. Wasanthi Madurapperuma, Head, Department of Accountancy in her speech congratulated all the students for their brilliant achievements. She said “…internship in Accounting program provides students with valuable hands-on learning experience and teach the skills necessary for a career in advanced Accounting and Finance”.

Prof Sarath Amunigama, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kelaniya, appreciating the Industry partners and said, “...... most employers are looking for candidates that equipped themselves with a high level of confidence and being more advanced in critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to adapt themselves to the demands of the working world..”.

Later, the certificates were handed over to the student by the Vice Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, President of CA Sri Lanka, Managing Director, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and partner, Jayasinghe & Company and Prof. Gunapala Nanayakkara, Academics Advisor –Graduate School of Management.

The students themselves were enthusiastic about the benefit of their internship. One said

'this has greatly increased my accounting knowledge, team working skills and communication skills which will give me the skills required to further progress in my career'

The settings of the day just right for an ambiance of appreciation, camaraderie and fellowship for academics, students and corporate executives!

 

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